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July 9, 2021

Spike in “Chain Gang” Destructive Attacks on ATMs

This post was originally published on this siteLast summer, financial institutions throughout Texas started reporting a sudden increase in attacks involving well-orchestrated teams that would show up at night, use stolen trucks and heavy chains to rip Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) out of their foundations, and make off with the cash boxes inside. Now it appears the crime — known variously as “ATM smash-and-grab” or “chain gang” attacks — is rapidly increasing in other states. Four different ATM “chain gang” attacks in Texas recently. Image: Texas Bankers Association. The Texas Bankers Association documented at least 139 chain gang attacks against […]